February 20th, 2013|
February 20, 2013
An Ohio Truck Accident that occurred along State Highway 7 earlier this week was responsible for leaving two people seriously injured. According to the Times Leader, the crash occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. on the Hanover Street interchange in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
A spokesman for the Ohio Highway Patrol, Sgt. James Faunda, explained law enforcement was receiving conflicting stories of what led to the crash. The truck driver issued a statement saying he was attempting to slow down for a red light ahead of him at the interchange when he suddenly heard a loud noise and felt his tractor-trailer lurch forward. He added that he looked into his mirrors and saw a moving truck crashed into the back of his vehicle. Investigators found the big rig then dragged the rented Penske truck roughly 150 yards before coming to a rest. Witnesses claimed though, the truck had in fact cut to the left lane and then quickly jerked back over to the right lane, cutting the moving truck off.
The driver of the moving truck was injured as a result of the crash, as was his 10-year-old daughter who was a passenger in the vehicle.
The Ohio Injury Attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain accidents like this show why it is vital to have a thorough investigation of an Ohio truck accident conducted to ensure the facts of what led to a crash are uncovered.